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Peter Polites’s oceanscapes and landscapes are measured responses to phenomena never at rest. When Peter Polites sells one of his water-themed paintings to someone, he often likes to tell them with a bit of humor, “Batteries are included with the canvas...
Peter Polites’s oceanscapes and landscapes are measured responses to phenomena never at rest. When Peter Polites sells one of his water-themed paintings to someone, he often likes to tell them with a bit of humor, “Batteries are included with the canvas... Read full entry
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Tony Curanaj’s (b. 1973) exhibition (November 19–December 19, 2015) at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City is titled “Echoes and Endeavors.” The second part of that rather enigmatic title acknowledges the masterly control and patient craftsmanship of...
Tony Curanaj’s (b. 1973) exhibition (November 19–December 19, 2015) at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City is titled “Echoes and Endeavors.” The second part of that rather enigmatic title acknowledges the masterly control and patient craftsmanship of... Read full entry
A visit to the East Harlem shared studio of Michael Klein and Joshua LaRock revealed the current work on the artists’ easels and some of the thoughts and plans on their minds.   On a recent summer morning in mid-August, I travelled to East...
A visit to the East Harlem shared studio of Michael Klein and Joshua LaRock revealed the current work on the artists’ easels and some of the thoughts and plans on their minds.   On a recent summer morning in mid-August, I travelled to East... Read full entry
Nelson Shanks Dies at 77 
Nelson Shanks Dies at 77  Read full entry
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I have attended enough summer writing workshops, most of them hosted by universities eager to fill their empty dorm rooms off-season, to recognize traits among my fellow students. I recently completed a weeklong poetry course in Taos, sponsored by the...
I have attended enough summer writing workshops, most of them hosted by universities eager to fill their empty dorm rooms off-season, to recognize traits among my fellow students. I recently completed a weeklong poetry course in Taos, sponsored by the... Read full entry
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Bridges, perhaps the most graceful and unobtrusive structures in the built environment, have long been favored by cityscape artists. James Abbott McNeill Whistler uses a venerable span across the Thames in Nocturne: Blue and Gold—Old Battersea Bridge (c....
Bridges, perhaps the most graceful and unobtrusive structures in the built environment, have long been favored by cityscape artists. James Abbott McNeill Whistler uses a venerable span across the Thames in Nocturne: Blue and Gold—Old Battersea Bridge (c.... Read full entry
Years before the real Russian Revolution, there had been a revolution on canvas. It had endured for a decade, even through much of World War I, lasting until 1917, whereupon the Bolsheviks came to power and later murdered Tsar Nicholas and his family. But...
Years before the real Russian Revolution, there had been a revolution on canvas. It had endured for a decade, even through much of World War I, lasting until 1917, whereupon the Bolsheviks came to power and later murdered Tsar Nicholas and his family. But... Read full entry
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 Three more people moved into my one-bedroom apartment today. Two young women and a young man, he insisting on walking around shirtless and barefoot. They are already at home in the kitchen—the young man making coffee on the stove, one of the women...
 Three more people moved into my one-bedroom apartment today. Two young women and a young man, he insisting on walking around shirtless and barefoot. They are already at home in the kitchen—the young man making coffee on the stove, one of the women... Read full entry
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Poet Sara Teasdale was a star in her day, but although her wisdom remained relevant, the way she expressed it in verse fell out of fashion. It has returned and this time to stay.Last summer, I bought a children’s anthology of poetry for twenty-five cents...
Poet Sara Teasdale was a star in her day, but although her wisdom remained relevant, the way she expressed it in verse fell out of fashion. It has returned and this time to stay.Last summer, I bought a children’s anthology of poetry for twenty-five cents... Read full entry
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A good historical novelist must balance fidelity and freedom, fidelity to our best understanding of the historical record and freedom to speculate on the subjective experience of people long gone. This reissue of Augustus by John Williams (...
A good historical novelist must balance fidelity and freedom, fidelity to our best understanding of the historical record and freedom to speculate on the subjective experience of people long gone. This reissue of Augustus by John Williams (... Read full entry

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